Seasonal Drop Off

Has anyone else felt the seasonal drop off recently? As the energy around us slides towards the most yin point of Winter, many people feel their energy drop. For some, it’s a chance to run with the feeling, a natural part of the year, even enjoyable. Others

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Why are the seasons so important?

So… why do I blog about the seasons?  The ancient Chinese observed nature, and its fluctuations throughout the year.  They realised that, for a tree to be able to blossom, florish and grow, it had to have a period where it lost the leaves of the previous year

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Autumn – The Metal Element

Although last weeks temperatures carried the echoes of late summer, the colours of the leaves and earlier nights soon dispel the illusion that we could be in late summer. The equinox has passed and autumn has arrived.  Mornings and evenings are noticeably colder and the scent of smoke from

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Summer – The Fire Element

Summer is upon us – nature is at its fullest, the point of the year of greatest yang: outgoing, active energy. Around us nature is packing a punch with vibrant colours in the flowerbeds and extensive growth in the trees, hedgerows and fields that surround us – it

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The Five Elements

What are the Five Elements?  We all have the five elements within us: Wood (growth, direction), Fire (warmth, love), Earth (centring, harvest), Metal (our ability to feel grief) and Water (stillness, quietness, will).  Between them, they constitute the whole of life in nature – and the ancient Chinese believed that

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